Since late 2011, when the Fayetteville Public Library received widespread media attention for its hackerspace, 3D printers slowly began appearing in libraries around the world, particularly in the United States.
Jan Herder's insight:
evolving mission of libraries from thought to substance
Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world where a researcher wearing 3D glasses can do all that and more.
In the system, known as CAVE2, an 8-foot-high screen encircles the viewer 320 degrees. A panorama of images springs from 72 stereoscopic liquid crystal display panels, conveying a dizzying sense of being able to touch what's not really there.
Disturbed by the series of rapes, particularly the fatal assault of a paramedical student in Delhi last year, a group of engineering students in Chennai have designed lingerie that would give electric shocks to sexual offenders.
3D printers have been around since the start of the 21st century, but as the electronic code that dictates what the machines produce becomes more sophisticated, (RT @FashCollective: What if u could make clothes out of code?
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6abc.com Sounds of Learning brings opera to local students 6abc.com Opera Philadelphia's Sounds of Learning program is a five-week music education program that uses the opera to teach everything from the history of the time period to the literary...